Crimean Federal District

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Crimean Federal District
  • Крымский федеральный округ
  • Кримський федеральний округ
Federal district of Russia
Location of the Crimea Federal District within Russia
Location of the Crimea Federal District within Russia
Country  Russia
Established March 21, 2014
Incorporated into Southern Federal District July 28, 2016
Administrative center Simferopol
 • Presidential Envoy Oleg Belaventsev
 • Total 26,900 km2 (10,400 sq mi)
Area rank 9th
Population (2014)
 • Total 2,284,000[2]
 • Rank 9th
 • Density 84.6/km2 (219/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+3 (Moscow Time)
Federal subjects
Economic region North Caucasus

The Crimean Federal District (Russian: Кры́мский федера́льный о́круг) was a federal district of Russia. It was established on March 21, 2014 after the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.[4] The federal district included both the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol, both recognized as part of Ukraine by most of the international community. Ukraine considers the area, along with the areas of Lugansk People's Republic and Donetsk People's Republic, as temporarily occupied territories.[5][6]

Oleg Belaventsev was appointed the presidential envoy,[7] and the administrative centre of the federal district was Simferopol.

On 28 July 2016, the Crimean Federal District, which during its existence was by far the smallest of Russia's federal districts, was abolished and merged into the Southern Federal District, in order to "increase the efficiency of the federal state bodies' work".[8]

Federal subjects[edit]

Crimean Federal District
# Flag Federal subject Area in km2[1] Population Administrative centre
1 Flag of Crimea.svg Republic of Crimea 26,100 1,966,801 Simferopol
2 Flag of Sevastopol.svg Sevastopol 900 379,200 Sevastopol

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